Will Lead a Medical Staff of More than 400 Physicians
Charleston, SC (July 9, 2019) – Dr. Lee Biggs has been named as the new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Trident Health, a 437-bed hospital system that includes Trident Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency.
Prior to joining Trident Health Dr. Biggs served as Chief Medical Officer of HCA Healthcare’s 334-bed Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID. Dr. Biggs, a retired Captain in the United States Navy, has also served in a number of clinical and leadership roles including Chief Clinical Officer, Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Naval Hospitals in Naples, Italy, Guam, Virginia, Afghanistan and Naval Hospital Beaufort in South Carolina.
A native of Asheville, NC Dr. Biggs earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from George Washington University. He completed residency in OB/GYN at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA and is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has completed a fellowship with the Joint Commission and is a Certified Physician Executive with the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Biggs joins Trident Health during a key period of service expansion, increasing patient acuity, building expansion and the development of new graduate medical educational programs. In his role as CMO, Dr. Biggs will lead Trident Health’s clinical improvement efforts collaborating with the health system’s physicians, Board of Trustees, medical directors and staff.
About Trident Health
For more than 40 years staff and physicians at Trident Health have provided acute healthcare services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Services are provided through its two hospitals, Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center; two freestanding emergency departments, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency; and two urgent care centers, CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston. Both hospitals have received top ranking as Joint Commission Top Hospitals for Quality Performance and are Joint Commission Certified for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. Trident Health is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s largest employers with more than 2,500 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians. In 2018 it provided $143.3 million in uncompensated care and paid $47.9 million in local, state and federal taxes. To learn more about how Trident Health is growing to meet the needs of our growing region and how to join our team go to www.tridenthealthsystem.com.